Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Graduates of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program pursue careers promoting the reduction and elimination of weapons of mass destruction and responding to violent terrorist threats.


Employer Testimonial

"[This student is a] conscientious and efficient professional demonstrating advanced critical, analytical and communication skills... [She has a] great sense of responsibility, reliability and committment... [and a] readiness to address new and challenging tasks."

IPSS/IONP Supervisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

“The students that graduate from MIIS are the most qualified of all the folks coming straight out of school to work here. MIIS prepares students well to work here in Washington.”

Kerry M. Kartchner, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications
Office of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
US Department of State

Below is key information based on the May 2013 Alumni One Year Out Survey.* 

Results: 95% of survey respondents employed
Average Annual Salary: $58,533
US Salary Range: $40,000 - $75,000

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  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigator
  • Compliance Officer
  • Cyber Security Research Analyst
  • Global Security Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst 
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Officer
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Security Specialist

*Please note that many graduates of this program are not permitted to provide information about their employment.


The following information was gathered by the Center for Advising and Career Services through the summer and early fall of 2014, and reflects the opportunities pursued by continuing students in the International Education Management program during the summer of 2014.

Results: 95% response rate. 95% of students accepted relevant opportunities
Locations: 10 international opportunities were accepted
Average Salary for Paid Opportunities: $19.67 per hour
Average USG Salary: $3,210 per month
Source of Opportunity: 65% MIIS facilitated, 35% student facilitated

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View the full NPTS summer professional development report


Ten-Year Anniversary of IPSS

The International Professional Service Semester program at MIIS is celebrating 10 years of providing immersive learning experiences to students.

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